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Darwiniandude
4th April 2010, 12:42 AM
PDF below

Ok so from the simulator I've known for ages about http://help.apple.com/ipad/guide but the site wasn't live, 404.

It now is! But only works from the simulator. (Anyone know of a way to spoof the iPad's user agent inside Safari? Haven't tried Webkit nighties...)

Anywho, from the iPad simulator:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4486298621_cb02d27205_o.jpg

I took this shot just now, haven't read anything yet. I wonder what they'll do for Keynote/Pages/Numbers Manuals?

Best of all, the PDF version is now live on Apple's site. (http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPad_User_Guide.pdf) So for those who can't wait... more info is at hand! :)

Two more interesting shots below. I find the implication of PC usb ports being inferior quite interesting; do current Macs output more than 500ma per port? Makes sense that wouldn't be enough to charge such a hungry device whilst in use.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4486975390_556eaf4bd6_o.jpg

I haven't heard the MicroSim referred to as 3FF before:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4486324739_f5cb4cb528_o.jpg

iMic
4th April 2010, 04:18 AM
PDF below

Ok so from the simulator I've known for ages about http://help.apple.com/ipad/guide but the site wasn't live, 404.

It now is! But only works from the simulator. (Anyone know of a way to spoof the iPad's user agent inside Safari? Haven't tried Webkit nighties...)

If you enable Developer/Debug mode in Safari by going to Safari > Preferences > Advanced and checking "Show Develop menu in menu bar", you can spoof the user agent by going to Develop > User Agent > Other... and copy the iPad's user agent in:


Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B334b Safari/531.21.10

This only works for the frontmost tab you had open when you changed the user agent. The just go to the URL and voila, iPad content in Safari. This should work for iPad Gmail too. Just be aware that when browsing some of these sites on Mac OS X's Safari, iPad guide included, there are no links and there are no scroll bars. Just click on items to switch to them, and to scroll, just do so like you're on an iPad by clicking and dragging up and down.


On the main topic of the thread, this is pretty awesome stuff, looks like I have some reading to do... :D

Paris
4th April 2010, 06:20 AM
This thing is incredible.

Just got home with it, loving it so far.

Steeley
4th April 2010, 10:30 AM
If you enable Developer/Debug mode in Safari by going to Safari > Preferences > Advanced and checking "Show Develop menu in menu bar"...

Just did this (i.e. added the iPad user agent to Safari)...loving Gmail's look. Cheers!

Darwiniandude
4th April 2010, 10:42 AM
This thing is incredible.

Just got home with it, loving it so far.

:eek: Jealous...

gehenna
4th April 2010, 11:45 AM
The iPad looks much nicer in those simulator pics above, smaller bezel is pretty :)

Darwiniandude
4th April 2010, 11:50 AM
True, but it would be hard to hold in one hand whilst poking at it with the other if the bezel was that small.

I intially wanted a smaller bezel, thinking about it now I believe Apple made the right choice.

LithgowLights
4th April 2010, 01:15 PM
Did anyone note in the images:

When you connect iPad to a USB 2.0 port on a Mac with the Dock Connector to USB cable, iPad may charge slowly when syncing.
Yep that makes sence. No problems.

IMPORTANT: The iPad may drain battery instead of charge if iPad is connected to a PC, to a computer thatís turned off or in sleep or standby mode, to a USB hub, or to the USB port on a keyboard.

WTF? Well there goes my "leaving it on change to sync & charge via USB" that I do with the iPhones! The iPhones do charge from a powered dock, so maybe the iPad might as well, but I doubt it

Darwiniandude
4th April 2010, 01:26 PM
Yep, this has been reported all over. The iPad, despite ending in a USB port, uses a fair amount of juice. You really need 5V 2A to charge it. iPhone wall charger is 5V 1A. PC usb ports are 5V 0.5A.

You should have no issue with a mac though.

I'm sure an enterprising individual will come out with a dock connector cable with two plugs on the end, one to go into the wall charger and one to go into your PC. USB pins 1 & 4 carry power from the wall charger, pins 2 & 3 carry data to iTunes. Or you could make one... don't try this at home kids; fried iPad pancake!

Anyway, if you look in the Incase website here (http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/car-charger-ec20022) you'll see they sell a 2A car charger. I'll be ordering one of those myself. They also have a nice toy for americans: a car charger with flip out pins to work as a wall charger as well. Handy!

The iPad, despite being a large iPhone (I'm talking technically, I'm not disparaging the product) has a battery with more than half the capacity of what is in the Macbook Air, a fully fledged (relatively) computer.

LithgowLights
4th April 2010, 01:49 PM
Yep, this has been reported all over. The iPad, despite ending in a USB port, uses a fair amount of juice. You really need 5V 2A to charge it. iPhone wall charger is 5V 1A. PC usb ports are 5V 0.5A.

You should have no issue with a mac though.

I will have an issue - I dont use my Macbook Pro (Prize in a comp last year & never used it since as I simply dont like it anywhere near as much as my PC's), so I'll just have to stick with the wall charger. I would bet less than 1/2 the iPads go to Mac owners, so it wont be long before we see a USB to dock, Power supply to Dock and plug iPad into dock to get connection AND power.

The Apple plugpacks are a brilliant bit of gear, as left plugged in they use sweet F-all power, unlike many other plugpacks who merrily chew up 2 to 10 watts sitting there idle! Considering that under my PC desk theres about 8 plugpacks, and another 5 in the house for various other items, thats a lot of wasted energy.

Apple could make a mint designing universal plugpacks. Next year - the iPak (or iWart for the USA) ;)